215/70R16 in Inches

A 215/70R16 tire has a 27.9-inch diameter, a 8.5-inch width, and is designed for a 16-inch rim.

In high flotation terms, this tire is labeled as 27.9x8.5R16.

215/70R16 Tire Size
215/70R16 Tire Size in Inches
215/70R16 Tire Circumference
724.2 revs/mile

215/70R16 Tire Overview

27.9 inches
Wheel Diameter
16 inches
Tire Width
8.5 inches
87.5 inches
Sidewall Height
5.9 inches
724.2 per mile

What does 215/70R16 mean?

215/70R16 tire size meaning in inches

215/70R16 is a tire size with the following dimensions:

  • 215 is the width of the tire in millimeters. This number also indicates the appropriate width of the rim on which the tire should be mounted.
  • 70 is the aspect ratio, which is the ratio of the tire's height to its width. This affects the tire's handling and ride comfort
  • R indicates the tire's construction type, meaning it has a radial construction. This provides stability and precision to the tire.
  • 16 is the diameter of the wheel in inches, on which the tire is to be mounted.

215/70R16 Tire Conversion

Tire Diameter27.9 in707.4 mm
Section Width8.5 in215 mm
Rim Height16 in406 mm
Sidewall Height5.9 in150.5 mm
Circumference87.5 in2222.4 mm
Revolutions724.2 revs/mile
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FAQ About 215/70R16 Tire

How tall is a 215/70R16 tire?

The height (or diameter) of a 215/70R16 tire is 27.9 inches

How wide is a 215/70R16 tire?

The width of a 215/70R16 tire is 215 mm, which is about 8.5 inches.

What size rim fits a 215/70R16 tire?

A 215/70R16 tire fits on a rim that is 16 inches in diameter.

What does the 70 in a 215/70R16 tire mean?

The 70 in a 215/70R16 tire refers to the aspect ratio, meaning the height of the tire's sidewall is 70% of its width.

Alternative Tire Sizes for 215/70R16

Typically, it's recommended to choose a tire with a diameter (height) within 3% of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) tire size.

However, keep in mind that this is a general guideline and not an absolute rule.

Here are some tire sizes that are compatible with the 215/70R16:

Tire SizeDiameterRim
275/55R1627.9″ (Equal)16 x 7.5-9.5
185/80R1627.7″ (-0.7%)16 x n/a
195/75R1627.5″ (-1.4%)16 x 8.5-11.0
195/80R1628.3″ (1.4%)16 x 5.0-6.5
205/70R1627.3″ (-2.2%)16 x 5.0-7.0
205/75R1628.1″ (0.7%)16 x n/a
215/75R1628.7″ (2.9%)16 x 5.5-7.0
225/65R1627.5″ (-1.4%)16 x 6.0-8.0
225/70R1628.4″ (1.8%)16 x 6.0-7.5
235/60R1627.1″ (-2.9%)16 x 6.5-8.5
235/65R1628.0″ (0.4%)16 x 6.5-8.5
245/60R1627.6″ (-1.1%)16 x 7.0-8.5
255/60R1628.0″ (0.4%)16 x 7.0-9.0
265/60R1628.5″ (2.2%)16 x 7.5-9.5
285/55R1628.3″ (1.4%)16 x n/a
295/50R1627.6″ (-1.1%)16 x 8.0-10.5
315/45R1627.2″ (-2.5%)16 x n/a
355/40R1627.2″ (-2.5%)16 x n/a